Jestfest, Jestfest, Jestfest;

Hello Turnip Head,

Since my last bloggerooney I did a couple of great gigs at the Bath Comedy Festival; Mandy at St John’s Wine Vaults was so accomodating and the pub itself is a lovely old boozer. The same weekend I did a great gig with Paddy Casey in McGettigan’s in Limerick. Last week I did […]

Red Rock, Pod jock and Middle Eastern Cock Block

Hello Monkies,

Well Podarooney is well up and running now and I’ve had some great chats with Stephanie Roche, Patrick McDonnell, Fred Cooke and Malachy McCourt. I am honing my interview technique and Lesson 1 was not to go, “yeah……yeah…..yeah….yeah” while people are talking. Lesson 2,  I learnt last week when I chatted to Steve Wall; […]

Toronto, Boston, Pittsburgh,Manhattan, The Bronx

I’m heading off to Toronto tomorrow to perform for a charity St Patrick’s Day Lunch for the Ireland Fund of Canada on Friday 13th.  Saturday the 14th I’m in Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Boston. Monday 16th I’m in Pittsburgh Improv Comedy Club and Tuesday 17th I’m in The Village Underground Comedy […]

Pod-A-Rooney, Pittsburgh and Patrick’s Day Shenanigans

Hello people, I just found out this morning that I’m doing another gig in the US in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (where I believe there is a pawn shop on a corner) on the 16th March which means I’m going to be in Toronto, Boston, Pittsburgh and New York in a space of 5 days. Is this […]

Toronto, Boston, New York in March, also Red Rock and Hey Ho Let’s Go!

I am heading back to Toronto on March 13th to do the Canadian Irish Fund annual St Patrick’s Day Lunch. I did this last year and had a whale of a time; one thousand people sat having lunch in the Toronto Convention Centre after arriving at 11am to a free bar. It’s not for the […]

Leicester Comedy Festival, New York Shows!!

Above is a video I shot on my phone of Phill Jupitus singing This Charming Man in The Roisin Dubh in Galway after we had performed together with Whose Line Is It Anyway improv dudes. I was so taken aback by his performance I fell on my side but managed to get back upright after […]

Airport security makes me smash my guitar!!

Recently I have had to swallow quantities of toothpaste inside condoms in order to get it through airport security. Unfortunately one of them burst and I almost overdosed on fluoride. If I hadn’t built up a resistance to fluoride by drinking Irish tap water I would have died. A fortunate upshot from this event is […]

Ooooooops I hate myself!

I am not playing The Stand,Edinburgh next weekend as I had thought but The Stand, Newcastle. I’m such a screw up. I booked a flight out of Edinburgh and a train from Birmingham up to Edinburgh and then I got an email from the Stand in Newcastle to confirm that I am appearing there next […]


I’m looking forward to three nights in The Stand in Edinburgh next week followed by a couple of nights in the Laughter Lounge in Dublin the following weekend. Unfortunately I won’t be able to perform at the Alcheringa festival in India at the end of the month as that was depending on Culture Ireland funding […]

Touring Update

In the last year I have gigged in Edinburgh, Toronto, Moscow, St Petersburg, Boston, Kansas City, San Diego, L.A., San Fransisco, New York, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Chicago. I was back in NY ( I know New York so well now I just refer to it by initials!) and Boston to host a gig with Mundy, […]